We finished up our last day of the Tiles of the Wild workshop, using underglaze on all our tiles. Glaze was the final step. We noticed that the glaze made the tiles look pink, but Jessica assured us that it would dry clear and just give the tiles a shiny look (and she was right!).
Once the tiles were finished, it was time to celebrate! We had a full house, with a very appreciate audience. Our instructor Jessica Dubin described the process of making tiles, and then our panel of young artists talked about what they loved about the workshop. Afterwards, everyone walked around and chatted individually with the artists, who enjoyed showing off their gorgeous work. We ended with some hexagon and square shaped refreshments, and then everyone picked out a free book.
A heartfelt thank you to Jessica Dubin, artist extraordinaire, who went above and beyond to make this workshop work so beautifully! And, of course, thanks to all the wonderful, dedicated participants and their families. We hope this workshop got you all fired up about clay!
The tiles created by these young artists will be part of a mural which will be installed right outside the Children’s Room of The Field Library. Stay tuned for a 2017 date for our mural unveiling.
This program was made possible in part with funds from Westchester Library System’s Mini-Grant Initiative supported by Entergy and Con Edison.